Rich Piana

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Richard "Rich" Piana (September 26, 1971 – August 25, 2017) was an American bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Piana won the Mr. California title along with competitions in Los Angeles in 2003 and Sacramento in 2009.[2][3] His admission in 2016 that he used anabolic steroids as part of his regimen was controversial.[4] Piana often appeared in commercials and television series such as Scrubs and Ripley's Believe It or Not.[1]

Piana died at age 45 on August 25, 2017 in Florida, after spending two weeks in an induced coma following a possible overdose.[5][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "STRONG MAN Rich Piana dead – Body-building supremo's incredible life in pictures from teen weightlifter and Mr California muscle man to Incredible Hulk cameos". The Sun. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Celebrity US bodybuilder Rich Piana dies aged 46 after collapsing two weeks ago - BBC Newsbeat". Bbc.co.uk. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. "Bodybuilding champion dies after collapse". News.sky.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. "Bodybuilder Rich Piana dies". News.com.au. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. "Rich Piana Dead at 46 ... After Medical Emergency". tmz.com. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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